Events in Sport on October 16

  • 1908 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux
  • 1909 Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1909 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
  • 1912 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • 1916 Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus
  • 1921 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
  • 1921 Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history

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1936 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1942 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
  • 1949 1st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Red Byron wins
  • 1962 Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1962 NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series
  • 1968 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • 1968 Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • 1968 Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • 1969 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
  • 1969 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • 1969 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • 1976 Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec

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1978 Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1982 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • 1983 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
  • 1983 Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • 1985 KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • 1985 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • 1985 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
  • 1990 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • 1991 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • 2000 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2003 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3

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2004 Lionel Messi, aged 17, makes his league debut for Barcelona against Espanyol

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2005 56th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 21 points
  • 2005 MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1
  • 2011 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
  • 2014 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
  • 2016 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes